After watching that video and seeing that kind of tram, I'm even more confused. How hard would this gate have to be pushed to cause serious injuries? This is incredibly baffling and no news station has any more information...
Coasters: 33, 31 steel, 2 wood Park count: 10, Elitch Gardens home park...
It is a shame when accidents happen to an amusement park. It really is! Its kind of the norm to always say that you feel sorry for them or there familys or something, which I do. Its just that events like this happen every day, maybe not in an amusement park, but they happen.
Wow, this is my home six flags park. The place is great asides the parking lot is really half a mile freaking away from the main gate, at least 4 times longer then the parking lots at Magic Mountain and the pricing is insane. Plus since they are pretty much half animal park you don't get straws or lids for fountain sodas.
But seriously, I could never imagine people getting this hurt from the transportation tram.
oh also.. every time I been there in 2010, the trams take forever just to pick up new people to take to the park.. like a whole 8-15 mins. Edit: I'll take a picture of the gate I think it was next time, I'll even see if they locked it now, I always thought they did.. but I guess they want to save money as much as they possibly can.
PAL wrote:There's a lot of foot traffic there, as well as an employee to direct and stop traffic when the tram is moving from the loading zone into the behind-barriers service road.
It isn't an ideal road alignment.
That's for sure - the road wasn't really designed for what they're using it for, but for the most part (99.99% of the time) it seemed to do. Entering or exiting the park during peak hours it's an absolute bottleneck if you decide to walk the .5 mi.
Ideally, the park would be better off with a monorail opening up the area to transport guests more efficiently, but "ideal" is sometimes one of those "Pie in the sky" propositions.
SkyScreamer comes to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2011.
This new swing ride will take you up, up and away high over the park, with your feet dangling and hair blowing.
Towering at 150 feet above the ground, SkyScreamer will be as high as the park's tallest roller coaster, Medusa. Grab a friend and sit two across in an open air swing as you climb to the top of SkyScreamer tower while spinning round and round. At full swing, you'll soar in a 98-foot circle at speeds over 43 mph. By day, you'll have a bird's eye view of Shouka the killer whale in her pool or the tigers lounging in their exhibit. By night, SkyScreamer will light up the night as its lighted arms whirl high above the park.
SkyScreamer will open in Spring 2011.
Height Restrictions - min. 48" Height -150 feet Speed - Over 43 mph Swing Distance - 98 feet Manufacturer - Funtime Introduction - Spring 2011
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